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Doing the Gooey 2.0

Doing the Gooey 2.0

09|10 Alt-w Production Award - gooeyTEAM

Thursday 7th October 2010, 8pm. £5
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

An ongoing experimental performance project that takes the daily use of all kinds of GUIs (graphical user interface) as its point of departure. gooeyTEAM transfers all these flattened movements, communicative techniques and screen-based commands into a physical reality using simple materials and theatrical elements.

Following a series of workshops, a group of live networkers and programmers will create a massive human GOOEY for Cryptic Nights. The performers will answer the following: How do you act the role of a cursor? How should we move like a Gooey tells us, only in real life? ...or in other words - how can we all DO the Gooey?

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Eworical | David McAllister

The Eworical Call Centre

4th August to 4th September 2011, Wed-Sun, 12-8pm
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Picture a cross between an Ewok and and oracle and you get a teddy-bear-like hunter-gatherer who can find the answer to any question, that's an Eworical. Behind it's jewel like eyes lies a computer powered belly that envisions how sculpture may communicate in the future.

The three Eworicals together will use Skype and RSS feeds to power their search engine and call centre installation distributing their own particular blend of Star Wars and new age philosophy whilst they question the very fabric of the internet as a gateway to knowledge.


Alt-w | Spinning Bits

Spinning Bits

Cycle 07 Alt-w Production Award -
Andy Law & Mil Stricevic

19th August to 30th September 2019, daily. FREE
Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

Focusing on the archiving of 'rude' data, each frame in this series of animations is generated by taking a single strip of pixels from an image in the cache of a computer's web browser, and rotating it about a fixed axis.

The process is repeated on each subsequent strip to produce an animation that substitutes an explicit image for something seemingly innocent. The computer oblivious to the perceived corrupting influence of what it's processing.


Cycle 07 Alt-w Production Award - Blipfoto

29th July to 26th August 2010, Wed-Sun, 12 noon-8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

The Secret Sounds of Spores

The Secret Sounds of Spores

09|10 Alt-w Production Award - Hickey & Seznec
www.nipht.com | www.theamazingrolo.net

20th-22nd January 2011, Daily 4-8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Hidden under every mushroom, invisible to the naked eye, thousands of spores fall and are blown away by the tiniest current of wind.

Using lasers and computer technology Patrick Hickey & Yann Seznec have made these spores visible and audible, creating an installation that reveals the depth and beauty present in fungi.

Friday 21st January 2011, 7.30 for 8pm.
The Secret Sounds of Spores Spectacular!


Upgrade! Sarah Kettley & Emma Tolmie

Aeolia Stretch Bodies

Thursday 20th August 2009, 6pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

A hands-on demonstration of the research of two Alt-w awarded artists. Both have explored and developed new forms of wearable technology and combined them with dynamic audio and visual content.

Sarah Kettley and her team have sketch prototyped stretch sensors in sculptural textile forms. The resulting series of woven pieces for the body enable the creation of unique soundscapes augmented by the movement of the wearer.

Emma Tolmie has mixed low-tech gadgetry and high-tech imagery to develop a heads-up display that re-imagines the concept of stereoscopic imaging as a retro-futuristic subversion of 3D film.

The distribution of Alt-w awards is managed by New Media Scotland and funded by Scottish Screen and Scottish Arts Council.

~ in the fields

floc: skein

07|08 Alt-w Production Award - floc: skein

5th August to 5th September 2009, Wed-Sun, 10am-6pm.
Inspace, Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

To describe a system means basically to construct a new one. Visualisations of flocking birds inhabit the sphere, surrounding the centre point. An imaginary winding thread is left in the bird's wake.

The observer, intrigued, approaches and triggers thoughts and poems. But these poems about flight will hide the birds, the very flight – and its own particular poetry. The observer can't change the system – the birds will always come back...

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The work 'factory' by cellist and composer Peter Gregson was commissioned to mark the 10th birthday of New Media Scotland. The work was premiered at the CCA Glasgow as part of the Alt-win.ning event on Thursday July 2nd 2009.

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Alt-win.ning | We Wear Wearables

Solar Vintage Parasol

Thursday 2nd July 2009, 8pm. £5
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

We've invited Sarah Kettley to curate a selection of wearable technology for use during the Alt-win.ning event. Sarah will introduce her own work and pieces by Stephen Barrass, Jo Hodge, Georgina Bavalia and Elena Corchero.

The wearables concept is based on the permanent integration of clothing and technology. Intelligent features and special fibres react in unconventional ways permiting clothes and accessories to serve a wider range of functions.

Alt-win.ning | Hannu Rajaniemi

Hannu Rajaniemi

Thursday 2nd July 2009, 8pm. £5
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

Our second Alt-win.ning guest twitterist was Hannu Rajaniemi, an enterpreneur and science fiction writer who admits to spending too much time thinking about the future.

Born in Finland but has lived in Edinburgh for the last seven years, Hannu studied mathematics at the University of Oulu, Cambridge and Edinburgh University.

He holds a Ph.D. in string theory and is a co-founder of ThinkTank Maths Limited, a technology consultancy. We loved ' Unused Tomorrows and Other Stories' last year.